Sound Transit to hold open house on Lynnwood Link Extension station designs for Shoreline, Seattle
Public invited to view designs for light rail stations opening in 2023
Sound Transit will hold an open house on Wednesday, May 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave. N., where participants can view designs at the 60 percent completion level for Lynnwood Link Extension light rail stations at Northeast 145th and Northeast 185th streets.
At the event, participants will have the opportunity to provide comments on station designs, project plans, and public art.
Individuals unable to attend the open house in person can view meeting materials online and provide comments at lynnwoodlink.participate.online.
A second open house will take place for Mountlake Terrace residents on Wednesday, June 28 at the Nile Shrine Country Club, 6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. An open house for Lynnwood residents will take place by early fall.
The 8.5-mile light rail extension from Northgate to the Lynnwood Transit Center is in the final design phase, with construction scheduled to begin in 2018. Trains will serve four stations along the route at Northeast 145th Street, Northeast 185th Street, the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center at 236th Street Southwest, and the Lynnwood Transit Center at 48th Avenue West. The project includes a total of approximately 1,500 additional park-and-ride spaces in the corridor.
Commuters from the Lynnwood Transit Center will enjoy 13-minute rides to Northgate Mall, 18-minute rides to the U District, 27-minute rides to downtown Seattle and 60-minute rides to Sea-Tac Airport. Trains from Lynnwood will also serve the eastside and reach downtown Bellevue in 51 minutes and the Overlake Transit Center in 59 minutes from the Lynnwood Transit Center.
More information on the Lynnwood Link Extension is available at soundtransit.org/Lynnwoodextension.
By 2021, Sound Transit will expand light rail to the U District, Roosevelt and Northgate. In 2023 trains will reach Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Mercer Island, Bellevue and Overlake/Redmond. Next up will be extending light rail to Federal Way and downtown Redmond in 2024. From there, continuing expansions will focus on Tacoma, West Seattle, Ballard, Everett, South Kirkland and Issaquah, forming a 116-mile regional system.